Fresh fruit first for Frosts

Former Farm Fresh Gympie owner Mirinda Grosse (right) hands over the keys to new owners Christine and Tim Frost.
Former Farm Fresh Gympie owner Mirinda Grosse (right) hands over the keys to new owners Christine and Tim Frost. Rowena Robertson

WHEN Christine and Tim Frost relocated to Gympie from New South Wales' Illawarra district 12 months ago, they didn't have to look too far for a business to buy.

The Frosts had been buying their fruit and vegetables from Farm Fresh Gympie since they moved to the golden city and when the business came up for sale, they saw it as an opportunity too good to miss.

"We were looking for a business we could run as a family venture with our adult children Nicole, Daniel and Kassie," Christine said.

"Being customers over the past 12 months, we could see what a great little business this is."

Farm Fresh Gympie was established three years ago by Mirinda Grosse who was looking to take time out for her three daughters - Lillianne, 11, Amelia, 8, and Ava, 5.

"When we found out Mirinda was selling, we thought, 'why not'," Christine said. "So we bought the business."

Mirinda couldn't be happier that she can go back to her family knowing her much-loved business is in good hands.

"And, as my daughter Amelia said, now I can be a 'real mum'," she said.

Christine and Tim, who both have previous experience in retail - Christine in fashion and Tim in the hospitality industry - are continuing Mirinda's commitment to supporting local producers.

"We're always looking for quality local produce so if local farmers have produce to sell they're welcome to drop in and see us," they said.

"If we can support the local farmers, the better it will be for us and them."

Conveniently located on the corner of Apollonian Vale and Crescent Rd, Farm Fresh Gympie, which reopened on February 5, also stocks local bread, eggs and dairy products including Cooloola Milk and Kenilworth Cheese.

"We're in the perfect spot for people to drop in for their fresh fruit and vegies and a few staples," Christine said.

"Some people come in and say they're just here to pick up a few things because they can't be bothered fighting the traffic and crowds at the supermarkets."

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